Nothing More And Z2 Comics Bring You The Supernatural Graphic Novel ‘Nothing More: Spirits Vol. 1’
by Richard Bruton
Nothing More: Spirits Volume 1 is the latest music-based graphic novel from Z2 Comics, bring the band and writer Dan Watters and artist Christian Rosado together for a cryptic tale of harmony and connection.
The latest Z2 Comics release comes in collaboration with Texas-based multi-Grammy nominated hard rock quintet Nothing More for Spirits Vol 1, a graphic novel that Z2 promises will ‘dive deeper into the mystical narrative behind the band’s upcoming LP of the same name, due October 14th via Better Noise Music.’
Writer Dan Watters and artist Christian Rosado join the band for a story spanning the decades from the 50s, all driven by four disparate souls whose spirit selves search for greater purpose. ‘Their trajectories will weave through continents and neighboring lives, building off Nothing More’s arcanic Spirits Test and Spirit Types— an original system developed by lead singer Jonny Hawkins.’
“The comic book focuses on four of the Spirit Types. As we were making the album, I came up with the concept for the Spirits Test. Imagine if the zodiac had a baby with the Myers-Briggs personality test, and that baby came out fascinated by cryptic iconography and metal music… that is this test. Each of us has a Spirit Type and this comic book is an artistic expression of how those Spirit Types come to life in a world very much like our own.” – Nothing More lead singer Jonny Hawkins
“I set forth on this collaboration with Z2 Comics, and our manager, Will Hoffman, with the idea to expand the Nothing More world and elaborate on what these Spirit Types mean; where they came from and why they exist. We wanted to write stories that invoke a sense of empathy and wonder, while maintaining a personal connection to Nothing More songs. Dan Watters is such a brilliant, captivating writer. Both of us shared inspiration from shows like The OA and Sense8; we wanted to accentuate the differences people express when something wrecks you… and even though these differences may seem polarizing, we still need each other. These differences force us to survive and grow. This story shows that great strength and mutual respect come to those who learn how to embrace one another.” – Guitarist Mark Vollelunga
Z2 Comics and Nothing More bring you Nothing More: Spirits Vol 1 in the usual mix of Z2 formats – hardcover, oversized hardcover deluxe, and an oversized hardcover deluxe hand-signed edition with cover art from Ghonz. You can also get the exclusive softcover ‘Tour’ edition with cover art courtesy Christian Rosado at store.nothingmore.net.